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Antics, April 2016

This pattern includes the Bonnie and Clyde blocks, which can be used on their own or combined with other 9″ finished blocks to create a variety of quilts. Amy has included two additional layout ideas to get you started creating designs of your own!… Read More

Freedom from Perfection & Procrastination

Try to make your work perfect? Work on projects at the last minute? Feel like your work is not good enough? Stop procrastinating and start doing — today! Procrastination and perfection are closely linked, and once you unlock the connection you can learn how to be free and move projects… Read More

City Lights, March 2016

The quilt City Lights is inspired by the reflections of street and car lights in the city streets after a good rain. The design was originally a Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) design that was reworked to include some of my favorite colors. For the design, I was really… Read More

Rally, February 2016

Rally is about the experience of being a member of a community. Individuals join together to make a group, and in turn, the group helps them to define their individuality. The quilt uses an improvisational technique to make blocks that are unique and wonky, but when assembled as a… Read More

Social Media Principles for Quilters

Technology continues to evolve the world of quilting — and social media is just one element that influences it. By deploying basic social media principles to your quilty life, you can connect with a vast world network of quilters, find creative and useful ways to sell your quilting goods and… Read More

Meeting of the Geese, January 2016

This dynamic lap-sized quilt measuring 63” x 63” is reminiscent of flying geese (hence the name), but is actually made with simple half square triangles. It was inspired by a traditional quilt block called “North Wind.” The hardest part is choosing colors! This version uses three solids: a light… Read More

Creative Webinar: Being True to Your Inner Quilt Artist

An important part of the modern quilt community is to be inspired by all of quilts that are constantly popping up in our social media feeds. But, sometimes do you feel you get caught up in the fads and trends and lose yourself as a quilter? Latifah will share with… Read More

Party Streamers, December 2015

No matter the celebration, we loooove to decorate. Party Streamers was inspired by the countless times we’ve decorated for a birthday, wedding anniversary, baby shower, or holiday party! There’s a crepe paper loving self in all of us. This confident beginner 36″ x 36″ lap quilt is perfect for precuts,… Read More

You Call That a Quilt?

The quilt galaxy in America is so big, so healthy, that there are four distinct styles of quilts we make: Traditional, Studio/Art, Contemporary, and Modern. What are the differences between them? How did these styles emerge? When you know your roots, you fall in love with quilts all over again. Read More

Jeweled, November 2015

Jeweled is inspired by the diamond, its flow and movement, and how the shape changes as you look closer. If you play with color in this quilt pattern, you can illuminate different aspects of the design and come up with something totally unique. Have fun and use your imagination!… Read More